HomeUFCUFC Vegas 28: Augusto Sakai predicts ‘explosive’ fight (Video)
UFC Vegas 28: Augusto Sakai predicts ‘explosive’ fight (Video)
June 3, 2021
Augusto Sakai returns to the Octagon in the principle occasion of UFC Vegas 28 anticipating every little thing and extra in his second consecutive headliner.
Augusto Sakai seems to be to bounce again from his Could 2020 loss towards former PRIDE FC champion and long-time heavyweight mainstay, Alistair Overeem. Sakai presently sits at 15-2 as an expert and can tackle Jairzinho Rozenstruik in the principle occasion of UFC Vegas 28, which may solely be seen on ESPN+.
In talking with the media forward of Saturday night time’s principal occasion, Sakai seems to be ahead to the chance and has a particular prediction as to how the struggle will finally play out.
“Everybody can count on a giant end, an explosive struggle,” Sakai stated by way of a translator. “I actually wish to go away the cage with a knockout win.”
Sakai has remained solely targeted on defeating Rozenstruik however has future plans for what sort of struggle he would need subsequent.
“Proper now, my focus is 100% on Jairzinho,” Sakai stated. “I need a huge efficiency, an amazing struggle on Saturday night time, and I’ll give it some thought after the Jairzinho struggle. However I would like somebody who fights within the top-5.”
Augusto Sakai hates the sensation of dropping
Sakai’s loss to Overeem was his first underneath the UFC banner, and the Brazilian hopes to have that feat by no means get repeated once more.
“I used to be undefeated within the UFC and I hate to lose,” Sakai stated. “So, I hate that I misplaced. The sensation was so unhealthy that I by no means wish to style that [feeling of losing] anymore.”
Rozenstruik can be coming off a loss in his final outing, as he fell to Ciryl Gane in February by unanimous determination, as each males need to get again on monitor in a crowded heavyweight division.
UFC Vegas 28 takes place on Saturday, June 5, 2021, dwell from the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, NV. Observe together with FanSided who’s on-site all week for all of your dwell information and highlights.